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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,775 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,775
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,398 | FT: 119
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
90 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005)
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

2012 Vintage. Pours like oil, almost no carbonation. Aroma is dried fruit and roasted coffee. Very smooth with a coffee finish.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

From notes on 1/3/14

Wow is this black. Even the head is a major shade of blackish brown. Had to pour very hard to get the head. Smells like cocoa pebbles. Minimal roast smell, lots of chocolate. Flavor is all chocolate. Not any alcohol taste, even though it is 10.5%. This is easily the thickest beer I've ever felt. Even thicker than Bourbon County. There is some peaty roast flavors as well now that I've gotten used to the chocolate. I’m sure as I drink more, I’ll taste more.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,775 ratings.